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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Bethesda Softworks, Grip Games
May 4, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
70 / 100
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
7 / 10

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Satisfying Gameplay

The same guns-blazing, Nazi-killing fun that the series is known for.

Fan Service and Nostalgia

Fans will appreciate the nods back to The New Order and previous games.

Weak Story

Instead of launching a bold new narrative, The Old Blood plays it safely in The New Order's shadow.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood acts as a nice stopgap before the big release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It continues the first game's fantastic gunplay, but does not offer the punch the first title's story gave.


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Critic Reviews for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood doubles down on blood and guts, but in doing so sacrifices some of its heart.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

If all that is expected of an expansion or spin-off is to deliver more of the same, then The Old Blood goes above and beyond its obligations. The decision to downplay the story elements does sometimes leave it feeling a bit overwhelming and stodgy - the textures and rhythms that made its predecessor such a sleeper hit simply aren't here - but as a lovingly crafted continuation of a game that was already pretty bloody great, there's little here worth complaining about.

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MachineGames are still masters of first-person violence, but this return to Castle Wolfenstein doesn't give them anything new to work with.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is very much an expansion of its fun, entertaining predecessor, but doesn't quite pack the same emotional clout. Still, a great FPS worthy of your attention.

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A great follow-up to The New Order, which cleverly reuses all of its best features and yet still finds time to add plenty of new elements of its own.

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With myriad nods to Wolfenstein's past, The Old Blood captures the essence of the series, but does less than The New Order to advance it

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The Old Blood's madcap attitude shines throughout its campaign, but the game fumbles when it strays from its Nazi-filled levels.

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The Old Blood mostly nailed the components that made New Order good, but it doesn't quite manage to capture what made it great.

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